Connecting Additional Axonius Nodes
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On partially connected networks, Axonius allows the creation of additional nodes and connecting them to one master node. This architecture enables fetching data from networks with limited connectivity or strict firewall rules.
To connect additional node, the following are required:
- An additional Axonius node must be installed on the partially connected network
- Communication from the additional Axonius node to the Axonius master node must be open in ports
TCP/6783, UDP/6783, UDP/6784
To connect an additional node:
- Deploy an Axonius node into the additional network and start the machine. There is no need to login to the Axonius GUI.
- Log into the master Axonius node, and go to the Instances screen. The Instances screen opens, displaying the installed Axonius instances, that includes tagged name, hostname, IP address of each instance.
You can rename or remove any of the existing nodes or connect additional nodes..
To connect an additional node, click Connect Node.
You should see a message box that instructs you how to connect an additional node to the master node. This involves logging into the node machine with ssh credentials 'node_maker:M@ke1tRain' and then typing a connection string that looks like this:
[Axonius-Hostname] [Secret Token] [User-Nickname]
Axonius-Hostname - Specify the IP/hostname of the Master node, which is accessible from the additional node.
Secret Token - Copy and paste the secret token above, which was generated by the master node.
User-Nickname - Specify a name for the additional node, e.g. 'node-1'.
An example of a connection string could be:
10.0.7.43 TKwXSJr5VmfW1sKqj7sDo54pk8dFTMLZ node-1
Once you paste the connection string, wait a few minutes until the node connects. You should see a success message when this happens, and an additional node in the 'instances' screen in the master node.
You can now go to any adapter in the adapters screen and use it with the node you choose.